[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors (now County Legislature) of the County of Sullivan 8-11-1975 by L.L. No. 2-1975. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Section 119-r of the General Municipal Law authorizes certain municipalities, including counties, to adopt local laws to authorize the making of a contract or contracts, for a fair and reasonable consideration, for mass transportation services to be rendered to the public by privately owned or operated mass transportation facilities. Municipalities are granted such power for the purpose of assuring the provision of mass transportation services to the public at adequate levels, and at reasonable cost. The County Legislature of the County of Sullivan, by the adoption of this chapter, desires to give effect to the purposes of said § 119-r of the General Municipal Law.
The County of Sullivan shall have the authority to contract, for a fair and reasonable consideration, for mass transportation services to be rendered to the public in Sullivan County by privately owned and operated mass transportation facilities.
The County of Sullivan shall have the authority to accept grants-in-aid and loans from any governmental body, including grants made by either the federal or state governments to aid the county in providing adequate transportation facilities within the County of Sullivan. In furtherance of this provision, the county is authorized to enter into contracts with privately owned or operated mass transportation corporations and contracts which may be required to obtain such grants, either from the federal or the state government, and to cooperate with said governments and apply for and accept advances, loans, grants, subsidies, contributions and any form of financial assistance from the federal government or from the State of New York, or from any sources, public or private, to effectuate the purpose of this chapter.